PE class turns tragic as an Indiana high school student drowns in pool

Whiteland, Indiana – A tragic incident occurred in an Indiana high school when a 15-year-old female student lost her life due to drowning in a swimming pool during a physical education class on Tuesday.

The Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation initially categorized the unfortunate event as a medical emergency. It was later confirmed by the Johnson County Coroner that the student was indeed retrieved from the swimming pool at Whiteland Community High School.

In a statement released on Tuesday evening, the school corporation clarified that the student’s demise was indeed due to drowning, and the incident happened during a PE class.

The school corporation statement read, “Despite the efforts of our staff and emergency responders, the student has passed away. The specific cause and circumstances surrounding this tragedy are not yet known, and a thorough investigation will take place.”

The school corporation extended their heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of the student who passed away. Whiteland Community High School promptly dismissed the students early that day, a few minutes before 1 p.m.

Counseling support was made available to any student who may need it.

The school corporation expressed their understanding of the profound impact of this news on the school community and affirmed their commitment to supporting students, staff, and families during this grieving period.

Parents of Clark-Pleasant Community School students were initially notified of the heartbreaking incident through an email circulated by the school corporation.

The email stated:

“CPCSC Family,

It is with great sadness that we inform you that a WCHS student has passed away following a medical emergency at the high school this morning. At this time school and emergency officials are trying to determine exactly what happened.

We will provide an update as soon as possible.”

“Words fall short in expressing the grief and sorrow our entire school community is experiencing at this moment,” the school corporation said.

The school asked for everyone’s thoughts to be with the student’s family and friends and announced that details about the memorial service would be shared in due course.

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